Ambient Jam Collective

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Ambient Jam Collective

Landscapes shift, wordless stories unfold, creative choices are made, and sometimes people move through journeys in themselves and with others.

Ambient Jam is a multi-media dance improvisation which is uniquely sensitive to place, context and people. The improvisation is forged by 25 years of collaboration between a team of artists and people with profound disabilities, who are adept at working with uncertainty, negative capability, and the mindfulness of the present moment.

Ambient Jam entails improvisation as a way of social dreaming, that foregrounds kinaesthetic intelligence and sensory perception. Unfolding live art and ‘deep hanging out’, wordless stories emerge and landscapes shift in direct response to the qualities and energies of different sites.

For the festival Ambient Jam drew upon visual object relation cards from the archives, including the prints and metal point drawings of artist Juliet Scott, created in response to the cards. Within the jam there was opportunities to observe, relax in the presence of it, take part; watch from a distance and come and go as you want.

“I came to Ambient Jam with a participant who I support… and I was just blown away by the beautiful energy that filled the room…” Cathie Sutton, support worker, Access for Living

Ambient Jam’s improvisations are open to all ages from 0-100+; people with profound disabilities and learning disabilities are very welcome.

ARCH-LIVE:

Ambient jam working score for Tavistock Institute Festival

This score (download PDF) comprises roughly compiled email correspondence, notes and sketches, from the Ambient jam team, which led to the creation of the final visual working score. It is a testimony to collaboration and how ideas rove between us all. Entelechy artists are free-lance and so many ideas were exchanged via email, sketches done in note books on public transport; and brief recce’s.

  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Tierick Spencer TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Tierick Spencer
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Tierick Spencer TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Tierick Spencer
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Tierick Spencer TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Tierick Spencer
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Tierick Spencer TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Tierick Spencer
  • TIHR70 Festival, Photo: Peter Jarman TIHR70 Festival, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Photo: Peter Jarman

THEME
Transacting with the future


  • 3.40pm-5pm
    Fri 20th October
  • Swiss Church
    79 Endell St
    London
    WC2H 9DY
    MAP
  • Entelechy Arts

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